Prime Gracia Sarmiento is an award-winning business journalist who specializes in the coverage of the ASEAN region. She loves to write in her journal, blogs about crystals and healing and has recently enrolled in an online course in memoir writing to rediscover her passion for creative non-fiction writing.
Dimple Shah arrived in Hong Kong ten years ago and promptly decided to forgo a lucrative career in banking and finance for the unquantifiable joys of writing. An avid consumer of words all her life, she has only recently officially assumed the mantle of producer of words and spinner of yarns.
Dania Shawwa Abuali founded and ran Haven Books from 2005 to 2013, publishing 40+ titles of fiction and non-fiction. Dania previously worked for publishing houses in New York, having studied at the University of Toronto and then at Northwestern. Dania edited Imprint for three years and is a former president of WiPS.
Purnima Solapurkar is originally from Pune, India and now lives in Hongkong with her husband, son, and dog. She is a freelance illustrator and writer. She enjoys writing about children’s stories and picture books. My picture book will be published later this year.
Holly taught English in UK secondary schools for 15 years before relocating to Hong Kong with her family. The move enabled her to complete an MA in Creative Writing with the University of Lancaster (distance learning). She has had her short stories published in various UK magazines and is currently working on a novel.
Elsie Sze grew up in Hong Kong and now resides in San Mateo, California. Her novels, Hui Gui: a Chinese story (2005) and The Heart of the Buddha (2009) received nominations for Foreword Magazine’s Book Awards in fiction categories. Elsie won the inaugural Saphira Prize for her manuscript “Ghost Cave: a novel of Sarawak”. Published by WiPS in 2014, it is distributed worldwide.
Maureen is a Malaysian writer and member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. A former lawyer, corporate financier, NGO administrator and programme director at the Hong Kong Intl Literary Festival, she lived, studied and worked in Malaysia, Japan, Canada and the UK before relocating to Hong Kong over 16 years ago.
Copyediting, Copywriting, Editing, Other Skills, Proofreading, Writing
conducting creative writing workshops
Michelle has a Master’s in Arts in Creative Writing with Distinction from Lancaster University. Her speculative fiction novel, Late Dawn, published in 2019, was an Amazon bestseller. She writes long and short prose and personal essays and is working on a collection of climate fiction short stories. Her Twitter handle is @MTanmiziAuthor.